Following graduation from the University of Limerick, NIHE, Patrick began his aviation career with GPA in Shannon, Ireland.
Responsable for market R & D, and customer development in Africa/Middle East, then underserved by commercial jet aircraft.
His R&D project was responsible for developing the first computerized life-cycle pricing model for commercial aircraft.
His aircraft asset management company was first to offer asset risk services to banks in the EU, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and North America. He drives "first-to-market" aircraft products, services and life-cycle decarbonization methods that air transportation businesses can use to meet Paris Agreement and the ICAO CORSIA scheme Net-Zero emissions comittments, set for 2030, 2035 and 2050.
This B737-300 was purchased along with a series of other aircraft, engines & equipment on which internally funded, extensive life-cycle & emissions research & development was conducted. For the last five years the Shannon Aero partners have developed methodolgy to decarbonize aircraft worldwide. The decarbonization business was formally launched in 2020